Paula Abdul Exits American Idol

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Paula Abdul has announced on her Twitter account that she will not be returning to “American Idol’ for another season.

“With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to IDOL,” she said. “I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day 1 become an international phenomenon. What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me. It truly has been breathtaking, especially over the past month. I do without any doubt have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all.”

Fox said, “Paula Abdul has been an important part of the American Idol family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show. While Paula will not be continuing with us, she’s a tremendous talent and we wish her the best.”

Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGaurdi are returning as judges with Ryan Seacrest once again hosting the show.